While I was waiting for my Vita games to arrive I decided to pick up this game from the bargain bin. It came out in 2012 but it did poorly so that’s why it’s like 70% off on Amazon and why the company hasn’t had any releases since. (´・ω・｀) After playing it through myself I now realize why that is – but more on that in my final thoughts. Our story is about Hinokami Chie who ends up going to boarding school when her parents go overseas. One day she runs into a 2 tailed cat ayakashi who tells her that she has some Onmyouji powers and asks her to seal the 12 Chinese Zodiac beasts in the zodiac book.
After god knows how many years of delays, Otomate finally released Brilliant Blue…however now that I finally got to play it, the delays are a mystery to me when all the common route/stat raising/date system is a copy pasta template of Passion Pink! Literally I just sat there force skipping through almost every “family” scene because it was dejavu from the previous game. Some scenes I sat through simply because it has been such a long time since I played PP that I didn’t actually remember if I saw them or not. Despite the copypasta, the individual brothers were still enjoyable for what it’s worth and while it took me a bit getting used to, eventually the system became pretty easy to go through. With improvements such as saving during choices as well as using quick save/quick load unlike last time, this time it was smooth sailing. Anyway on to Ema’s brocon adventures!
Kousaka Miyuki has transferred back to her old hometown from Tokyo for her 2nd year of high school. She hasn’t been there since kindergarten so she doesn’t remember much. She has long messy hair that she uses to cover up her face as a “barrier” because she has a serious case of social anxiety. When anyone gets near her, even just saying yes and ok is a near disaster for her, so she spends most of her time away from others. A few days after transferring she makes friends with her classmates, Kotaro, Minami and Jun (who are twins) and starts a better outlook on life. Little does she know that the past trauma is about to catch up to her. And here I’m back with another raving review about Tetrascaope’s games which is gonna be all tl;dr because I absolutely loved the story!
I started this game almost 2 years ago but due to delays/lack of interest in games the last few months, I decided to just finish it again. At the time I had only done 80% of Yukito’s route but once I got through it, the rest was mostly a skip-a-thon so I was able to get through the game faster than expected. And so here we are, a game based on a really trashy Shoujo Manga. When I say trashy I mean like Shinjo Mayu near porno levels 😆 I bought the 3 volumes on Amazon Kindle out of curiosity and was surprised Takuyo would even make a game based on something like this. Anyway more on that in my final thoughts. Our story is about Kanzaki Asuna, who moves back to her old hometown to stay with her cousin Yukito. Her dad is an engineer and tells her he’s off on a 2 year business trip with Yukito’s dad telling her to do well on her own! She figures things are ok since she’s got Yukito by her side but turns out that the school she’s going to transfer to was once an all boys school. They only started allowing girls in as of this year and since Asuna is a 2nd year student, she’s the only female sophomore in her grade. From here on Asuna’s bishie harem adventures begin!
Sorry I don’t have an April Fool’s post of any kind this year. No excuses other than busy with work and just burning my brain raiding in FF14. I’m trying to finish up the 2 otome games in my side bar so I can at least keep up my 1 review per month pace here. （；＾ω＾）
In regards for what’s to come after, I’ve preordered the Clock Zero vita port, Crimson Empire vita port, Norn9 FD, and Possession Magenta. I might play some old PSP game on the side during my commute though while waiting for the orders to arrive at the end of April. Thanks to all the train delays lately I made a lot of progress in regards to this! 😆